Still, annoyances aside, I've had some good times this trip. Had a nice Christmas eve stroll around Central Park with Daniel. I had a really lovely Christmas dinner with family - my sister conjured a feast out of her tiny Queens apartment kitchen - turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, spinach, brussels sprouts, rolls, plus apple crisp for dessert. My niece Nora taught me the perfect game for active toddlers in tiny apartments: playing catch with an imaginary ball. She announces, "I'm going to catch you a ball!" and pretends to throw a ball - I pretend to catch it and throw it back, along with enthusiastic description of the ball's trajectory.
And at least I've got my iPod and my Kindle loaded up with stuff to entertain me while I'm hiding here from the snow.
Hope you all are safe and warm this holiday season!